Friday, March 25, 2011
Budget Cuts: Take Action/ PN: 2/3 of voters support Marcellus Shale tax/ WGAL:Warwick Approves Pay Freeze/ MCALL: Bethlehem Cuts/ Mandate Relief
BUDGET CUTS: TAKE ACTION
A large crowd at yesterday’s Education Policy and
Leadership Center presentation in heard that the PA House may be moving on the Governor’s proposed budget within the next two weeks. Philadelphia
There is a new page on the Keystone State Education Coalition website with links to a number of sites you can use to quickly and easily contact your legislators and key legislative leaders to express opposition to the budget cuts for K-12 education. It also lists info on a couple rallies to be held in
on April 26th (NAACP) and May 3rd (CLEAR Coalition). Harrisburg
Please make those contacts today and urge all public education stakeholders and supporters (your boards, PTO’s, business owners, friends, family, neighbors) to do likewise; programs are in jeopardy: full day kindergarten, class sizes, math and reading support; libraries, athletic programs, band, orchestra, choir and arts programs to name a few.
A new poll shows a strong majority of
voters — of all political persuasions — support a tax on the gas being extracted from the Marcellus Shale. Pennsylvania
More than two-thirds — 70 percent — of voters across the state support the tax, including 62 percent of registered Republicans, according to the poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling Research. A majority — 52 percent — say they strongly support it.
POSTED: 11:03 am EDT March 23, 2011
The measure will save the district about $575,000.
168 school jobs could be cut in
11:12 p.m. EDT, March 24, 2011
could layoff about 168 employees — 8 percent of its workforce — to combat a massive cut in state funding in Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed budget for 2011-12. Bethlehem Area School District
PSBA Welcomes Mandate Relief Efforts
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is encouraged by a package of mandate relief legislation introduced by Sen. Jeffrey Piccola on March 22